Leadership Opportunities

Joyner Hall
 
 

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are paraprofessional student staff members in Housing & Residence Life. RAs are hired, trained, and supervised by the residence life staff. RAs live on the floors in the residence halls on campus.  They are on the frontline when residence hall students need assistance, whether in response to an emergency or crisis, or seeking campus resources and information.

RAs obtain a variety of important, transferable skills through frequent paraprofessional training throughout the academic year. Most importantly, RAs work to build positive residential communities that are inclusive, as well as conducive to academic success. These young men and women, along with Residence Life staff and Campus Safety, have a great responsibility in safeguarding campus policies to ensure that the residence halls are safe, secure, and healthy living and learning communities.

If you believe that you possess the dedication, professionalism, sense of responsibility, and leadership we are seeking, you are strongly encouraged to apply! For a 2020-2021 Resident Assistant position application, or for additional information, email the Office of Housing & Residence Life.   

Please note the following:

  • RAs are recruited in the late fall & early spring semesters (the 2020-2021 application deadline is Monday, May 25, 2020)
  • RA recruitment and selection information will be advertised on campus and communicated via Louisburg College email
  • Prospective RA candidates must thoroughly review all recruitment and selection instructions and deadlines
  • The recruitment process includes an application with references, individual & group interviews, and successful completion of the Resident Assistant in training program
  • Students must be in good academic and conduct standing

Diversity Peer Educators

Diversity Peer Educators (DPEs) are student leaders supervised by the Office of Student Life.  DPEs receive diversity training and meet regularly with their supervisor to plan educational programs for the entire student body.  DPEs frequently plan and engage in various activities including, but not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month, Holiday-Palooza, Black History Month, International Students Week, & Women’s History Month.

DPEs also frequently research and discuss social justice topics and current affairs in order to plan quality programs, as well as educate their peers on campus. DPEs learn more about their individual identities, as well as how to appreciate differences. DPEs also gain valuable skills such as interpersonal communication, critical thinking, advocacy, public speaking, and event planning.

If you believe that you possess the professionalism, maturity, and leadership we are seeking, you are strongly encouraged to apply!  For a 2020-2021 Diversity Peer Educator position application, or for additional information, email the Office of Student Engagement

Please note the following:
 
  • It is preferred that DPEs be work study eligible (in order to receive compensation), but not required. DPEs are typically recruited early in the fall semester
  • Commuting and Residence Hall students are eligible to apply
  • All communication regarding the DPE recruitment & selection process are made via Louisburg College email
  • The recruitment process includes an application with references, individual interviews, and successful completion of The DPE training program
  • Students must be in good academic and conduct standing

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA is an active student organization that enhances the residence hall student experience through educational and social programs that encourage student engagement and learning.  RHA also promotes resident student leadership development with its executive officers and members throughout the academic year.  Fore more information on getting involved with RHA, contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life.